Travel Agenda: Ireland in bloom; new flight routes from Southampton and London City; The Caribbean comes to London; The Takeout pops-up at Southbank; New Hotel in Athens; Independent Radio Festival
Saturday 04 June 2011
Breathe in the scent of flowers at Ireland's Bloom garden festival. Running until Monday in Dublin's Phoenix Park, it features 27 show gardens, a chef's kitchen and food market ( bloominthepark.com).
T his week
Eastern Airways launches a route from Southampton to Dijon (pictured) on Monday, opening up access to the vineyards of Burgundy ( easternairways.com); while BA starts flying to Faro from London City on Tuesday ( ba.com).
If you're not leaving home soil this summer, then a little bit of the Caribbean is coming to London. Mustique's renowned Basil Charles is recreating Basil's Bar in the garden of the Goring Hotel from Wednesday until September ( thegoring.com). Nearby, The Takeout arrives on the South Bank: a restaurant in a shipping container from Thursday to Saturday hosting top Singaporean chefs ( yoursingapore.com).
In the diary
With European festivals becoming increasingly popular in the British market, Thomas Cook has launched a one-stop shop for booking festival escapes. Nomud packages up flights with some of the most popular events, including Exit in Serbia, Rock Werchter in Belgium and TwiceasNice in Ibiza ( nomud.com)
interviewHer estate has become the nation's glossiest food empire
theatreTheatre's hitmaker Daniel Evans on 'Oliver' and bringing 'The Full Monty' to the stage
interviewThe producer and activist, Trudie Styler, whose film 'Filth' is up for five film awards, is tapping into the industry's neglected female talent
food + drinkMichelin-starred Tom Sellers on being this year's hottest property
tvParents (and kids) rejoice! A new wave of fantastic family entertainment is here
booksGeese, gorillas, grandads... and growing up
food + drinkHow one grocery e-tailer is gearing up for the Yuletide rush
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